May 26, 2015
Each year in Singapore since 2002, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has convened the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) as an intergovernmental regional security summit. At the SLD, defence ministers, military chiefs and other leading members of the national-security establishments of the Asia-Pacific states and other countries vitally involved in the region meet to discuss the crucial regional security matters of the day, as well as emerging and long-term concerns. The 14th Asia Security Summit takes place from 29-31 May 2015 in Singapore.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter called for ‘a regional security architecture where everyone rises’ is his address to the 2015 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue. He also said China was out of step with international norms in its activity in the South China Sea.